UPDATE 05/29/2024: HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED- MOHAVE VALLEY

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May 29, 2024

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UPDATE 05/29/2024: HOMICIDE SUSPECT ARRESTED- MOHAVE VALLEY
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are continuing their investigation into a homicide that occurred on March 29, 2024 in Mohave Valley. At approximately 11:55 PM, Deputies were notified of the homicide and responded to a property in the 10000 block of S. Tropics Rd. and located the victim, identified as Matthew Brant Cemper (33 of Mohave Valley), deceased on the property. With the assistance of Mohave Silent Witness, a reward was offered for information on the whereabouts of Michael Edward Kelso, listed as the
suspect in the homicide.

Over the course of the investigation, information was received in reference to the location of Michael Kelso. On Tuesday (5/28), Kelso was located and arrested without incident by US Marshals in Williams, AZ. Kelso was booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility, where he will be housed until he can be returned to Mohave County on charges of 2nd Degree Murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Prohibited Person.

UPDATE 04/04/24: SILENT WITNESS REWARD FOR HOMICIDE SUSPECT- MOHAVE VALLEY
Mohave Silent Witness has offered a reward of $1,500.00 for information leading to the arrest of Michael Edward Kelso (31 of Bullhead City), who has been identified as a suspect in a homicide that occurred in Mohave Valley on March 29, 2024. At approximately 11:55 PM, Deputies responded to a property in the 10000 block of S. Tropics Rd. Once on scene, Deputies located the victim, identified as Matthew Brant Cemper (33 of Mohave Valley), deceased on the property.

At this time, we are reaching out to the community to assist us in locating Michael Kelso. Kelso should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at 928-753-0753 ext. 4288 or call our toll-free number at 1-800-522-4312
and reference DR# 24-011667.

ORIGINAL 04/02/24: HOMICIDE- MOHAVE VALLEY
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are currently investigating a homicide in Mohave Valley. On Friday (3/29) at approximately 11:55 PM, Deputies responded to a property in the 10000 block of S. Tropics Rd. after receiving information that the homicide had occurred. Deputies responded. Detectives responded to the scene and have taken over the investigation. The decedent was conveyed by the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office. We are asking that anyone who may have information about this incident to
contact our Detective Division at 928-753-0753 ext. 4288 or call our toll-free number at 1-800-522-4312 and reference DR# 24-011667. This investigation is ongoing.

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